Golf: Jimenez blasts Chinese teenager publicity stunt
CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland / Valais (AFP) - Former Ryder Cup winner Miguel Angel Jimenez has questioned the appearance of a 13-year old Chinese amateur in this week's Omega European Masters field at Crans Montana, Switzerland.
Ye Wo-cheng created history earlier this year when he became the youngest player, at 12 years and 242 days, to compete in a European Tour event when he qualified for the Volvo China Open.
Now Ye, who is a product of a youth programme launched six years ago by the Chinese Golf Association with the backing of the country's leading bank, HSBC, will become the youngest ever to play on European soil.
In April, 14-year-old countryman Guan Tianlang became the youngest to compete at the Masters, and despite being penalised a stroke for slow play, still managed to finish the leading amateur.